I have a generalist counselling/psychotherapy background in private practice, and a counselling/ casework background in working for NSW Health and non-government organizations in the areas of chronic illness, drug and alcohol, sexual health, men’s issues, family support, grief and loss, homelessness and generalist counselling.
I divide my time between organizational work, where I am currently employed part-time as a counsellor for the Northern NSW Local Health Network, and private practice.
I am also a current recipient of a NSW Health research scholarship, which is funding me to research transformational experiences during medical treatment.
In my private practice I co-direct the Northern Rivers Counselling Practice, www.northernriverscounselling.com.au, with psychologist Alice Robertson. I work with individuals, couples and groups.
My formal qualifications include:
- Bachelor of Arts. (USyd).
- Graduate Diploma of Counselling. (UWS).
- Certificate of Somatic Psychotherapy. (426 hrs/2 years). (A.S.I.A.).
- Master of Gestalt Therapy. (GTB).
- Graduate Diploma of (Adult) Education. (UniSA).
- Certificate IV Training & Assessment/TAE.
I am a Clinical Member of CAPA, Counselling and Psychotherapy Association of NSW (Member No. 38257).
I am a Clinical Member of PACFA, Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of Australia. (PACFA Register No. 21661).
CAPA is a Member Organization of PACFA, the peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia.
I am bound to the ethical codes of these associations.